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March 9, 2013 10:37 PM EST
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Montreal Impact

Two new MLS coaches square off in Portland, with Montreal on the hunt for another Cascadia scalp.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Harrington, Silvestre, Jean-Baptiste, Miller; Chara, W. Johnson; Nagbe, Valeri, Alhassan; R. Johnson.

Injury Report:

None reported.

Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Nesta, Camara; Mapp, Felipe, Warner, Bernier, Arnaud; Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain), Maxim Tissot (R shoulder separation)

  • The first game of the season at JELD-WEN Field ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls, with Portland coming back from two goals down to draw.
  • Montreal opened its season with an impressive 1-0 win against Sounders FC in Seattle. Davy Arnaud scored the only goal.
  • In the only previous MLS meeting between these teams, the Impact claimed a 2-0 home win.
  • These teams met 15 times in the second division between 2001 and 2010. Portland won eight and drew three of those encounters.
  • Each team features a new coach. Caleb Porter joined Portland from Akron University. Montreal picked up Marco Schällibaum after a lengthy spell in Europe.

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1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18Mikael SilvestreDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
90Jake GleesonGoalkeeper
-Dylan Tucker-GagnesDefender
13Jack JewsburyDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
22Rodney WallaceDefender
20A. ValenciaStriker
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
-Andrea PisanuMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
16Callum MallaceMidfielder
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
15Andrés RomeroStriker
33A. WengerMidfielder
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